Molly Ward is a junior majoring in accounting and minoring in economics and Spanish. Molly is studying abroad in Spain for eight weeks with Truman State University.
Ward will be studying at Escuela Mester, where she will take grammar, conversation and culture classes.
“I will earn 12 credit hours of Spanish to go towards my minor,” Ward said. “The last week my group will travel to the northern part of Spain and visit the Cuevas de Altamira and the Cantabrian Coast.”
Ward traveled to Spain her sophomore year of high school and has already been to many of the sites on their itinerary.
“While I have enjoyed refreshing my memory of the places I have already seen, the highlights for me so far have been the Roman Ruins in Merida and meeting the three little girls in my host family,” Ward said. “I have enjoyed trying different foods and learning more about the culture.”
Ward said this summer she has learned she can do anything she sets her mind to no matter how hard it is.
“Spain has taught me the world is a beautiful place and it is important to go out of your comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities offered to you,” Ward said.
Ward said the hardest part of her summer has been missing home.
“I miss my family, boyfriend, American food and of course all of my Thetas,” Ward said. “I am looking forward to welcoming more leading women into our amazing sisterhood.”